As a freelance cartoonist/illustrator, Keith’s unique brand of humorous illustration has been seen in most of America’s leading magazines and newspapers including; Time, Newsweek, The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated, Business Week, Fortune, The Wall St Journal, Smithsonian, Vanity Fair and many others. He illustrated William Safire’s “On Language” column in the New York Times Magazine for 8 years and his own feature, “New York Sketchbook” appeared in the Sunday Daily News.
He has illustrated 10 books including; “The Fan Man” by William Kotzwinkel, “Casey at the Bat” for Workman Publishers, and “The Devil’s Dictionary”. Keith Bendis has also illustrated 2 chidlren’s books for Sterling Publishing, “Calvin Can’t Fly” and it’s sequel, ”Calvin, Look Out!”.
- Calvin Can’t Fly at Sterling, Calvin Can’t Fly at Amazon, Calvin Can’t Fly at Barnes & Noble
- Calvin, Look Out! at Sterling, Calvin, Look Out! at Amazon, Calvin, Look Out! at Barnes & Noble
- The Devil’s Dictionary, FANTAGRAPHICS: http://www.fantagraphics.com/devils-dictionary/
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“The Devil’s Dictionary” by Ambrose Bierce.
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Ambrose Bierce, a contemporary of Mark Twain’s, is known for his irreverent wit, sharp sarcasm, and sardonic view of human nature. His perennial classic of American satire, The Devil’s Dictionary, offers biting observations that lampoon people, politics, American society, and its most cherished institutions. Acclaimed New York cartoonist Keith Bendis has chosen a sampling of Bierce’s most wickedly funny definitions to bring to life through illustration. Bierce’s acerbic wit has met its perfect match with Bendis’ humorous, tongue-in-cheek watercolor drawings.
“Masquerading as a scholarly lexicon, this book is in fact a wide-ranging collection of barbs, wisecracks, phony news items, pseudo-jargon, crackpot history, personal insults, ridiculous poems, and what the French refer to as apercus — things everyone else wishes they had thought of first. The reader is encouraged to sample this and sample that, pick and choose from among the tart delights, and come back for seconds if he so pleases.” — From the Introduction by Joe Queenan